This is the second clutch of the DSMeeBee Bridal Clutch Collection. This is a simple clutch with a Velcro closure. This clutch will make a beautiful gift for any bride or bridesmaid. Making one clutch took me about 30-40 minuets to finish with a sewing machine. The time you spend will be well worth having these hand made clutches as part of your bridal party's look.
Things you will need:
- 8 1/2” x 11” Sheet of Felt
- ½ yard of fabric (any color)
- Non-Stick Velcro
Things from around your house:
- Needle and Thread
- Sewing Machine
Cut two pieces of your fabric with a 1” boarder around your felt sheet. Wrap the edges of the fabric around the sides of the felt sheet and pin the fabric down. Being careful to fold the corners down and pin them to be sewn. You can either use a sewing machine or sew by hand. A sewing machine is obviously faster but sewing by hand also works.
Cut a strip of fabric about 36” long and 2” wide. Fold the strip in half and sew along the cut edge.
Take the felt and fabric piece that you already sewed together and fold it into thirds with the fabric side down. You will be sewing one third to the second third to form a pocket. The third third will be the flap to cover the clutch. On the cover to the clutch roll the strip of fabric you sewed together around itself and place it where you would like your rose to be and make a small mark.
Begin your fabric rose by rolling one end 3 times around itself. Sew that piece down where you made that small mark on the cover of the clutch. At this point I found it is easiest to use a needle and thread to sew down the rose. Continue wrapping the strip of fabric around itself and stitch down the strip every few inches. When you are at the end of the strip of fabric tuck the rough edges down and continue stitching. At the very end of the strip you will need to tuck the end under the wrapped rose and stitch it to itself.
Fold up the cover of your clutch and measure equal distance from each end to place each piece of Velcro. (Use non stick Velcro it is much easier to sew.) After you have sewn down your Velcro now you need to sew the inside lining of your clutch.
As you did in step 1 wrap your fabric lining so you have a nice edge around your clutch. But only sew down one edge so you can locate and sew down the opposite sides of the Velcro on the inner lining. After you have measured and located the Velcro then pin the Velcro down. Make sure the Velcro is in the right location before you sew it down. Once you have sewn it down fold down the rest of the edges of your lining and sew them down to the inside of the felt.
Now you are done with your clutch but if you want the lace look you can sew down the scalloped edge of a piece of lace on the cover of the clutch. I think it adds a little something extra but it completely optional.
Enjoy your clutch! Give them to your bridesmaids or give one to a special bride!